Women’s golf thriving at Stoke by Nayland – an invitation to get started!

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club has always welcomed women and girls into the game since it opened nearly 45 years ago and there is now a thriving ladies’ section which regularly achieves impressive results in local, regional and even national championships.

The latest accolade is an amazing achievement by 15 year old Lily May Humphreys, one of Stoke by Nayland’s Junior members, who has just became one of the youngest winners of the national English Women’s Amateur Championship.  She’s shortly off to Norway to represent England in the European Young Masters. 


Coached by Stoke by Nayland’s Head Teaching Professional, Roly Hitchcock, Lily has been consistently excellent, winning several events this year alone, and she represented the R&A in the Junior Vagliano Trophy in Italy.  Next week Lily will be aiming to win the Under 18 Girls Championship at Littlestone Golf Club in Kent. If successful, she will have won the Under 14s,16s &18s championships in three consecutive years!


To encourage more women into the game, the team at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club is inviting ladies who are interested in giving golf a go to come along for a fun-filled, exciting day on Thursday 28th September from 10:30 – 14:30.  This coincides with the first day of the prestigious 3 day LETAS international Ladies European Tour Access Series Tournament which is being hosted here for the 5th year running. 


The day’s course will give beginners the opportunity to watch the women professionals competing in the Tournament on the championship Gainsborough Course, before enjoying a relaxed, delicious lunch and glass of Prosecco in the new Gallery restaurant overlooking the lake and both 18th greens.  Over lunch everyone will have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded ladies participating in the day, as well as to speak with some of the lady members of the club.

After lunch everyone will head to the practice area for a golf clinic with one of the Ladies European Tour professionals playing in the tournament, and Roly Hitchcock.  Beginners will get an insight into the golf swing, hit some shots in an informal, fun environment  as well as a great opportunity to ask any questions to either one of the European Tour players or our expert team.

Participants will also receive a complimentary goody bag with gifts from other areas of the Stoke by Nayland resort.

The total cost for the day is just £15 per person.  For bookings and enquiries please contact Danielle at golfcoaching@stokebynayland.com